Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The race is on to get foundations poured

The race is on to get foundations poured before the ground freezes, but Mother Nature has not been helping with the 3.5 inches she dumped on eastern Idaho last weekend and another copious storm Tuesday night.

Nevertheless, in between downpours the work is proceeding apace. Freddy's Frozen Custard, on Woodruff Avenue, was having its foundation poured Wednesday while the footings for the Noodles & Co. on Hitt Road, were also being prepared. Preparation for the Home2 Suites at Snake River Landing were also coming along.

A few of you have asked about the backhoes and dirt in between WinCo Foods and Family Dollar on Woodruff. According to Brian Tomsett, our answer man at the Idaho Falls Building Department, it is the result of excavation work in the WinCo parking lot. Fairly extensive soil settling problems forced WinCo to excavate the dirt -- hence the big pile -- and dump in several truckloads of 3/4-inch gravel, 16 inches deep.

stay tuned as we bring you up to date on the west side Walgreen's, Smith Honda and Chevrolet and the new Melaleuca world headquarters, all of which are entering the homestretch.